President agrees in-principle to form all-party government

President agrees in-principle to form all-party government

President agrees in-principle to form all-party government

Written by Zulfick Farzan

27 Apr, 2022 | 12:15 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed in principle to form an all-party government that will include all the political parties represented in Parliament as a solution to face the crisis currently experienced in Sri Lanka.

In a letter, the President had noted that he had taken into consideration the requests made by the Mahanayake’s of the Three Sects, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Religious Leaders, as well as those from political parties, and civil organizations.

It notes that discussions need to take place with respect to the structure, period of implementation, and individuals with responsibilities of the proposed all-party government, following the resignation of the current Prime Minister, and the Cabinet of Ministers.

As a first step, a meeting will take place on Friday (29th April) at the President’s House in Colombo 1, with leaders of the political parties that currently represent the government in parliament, and the leaders of political parties that represented the government following the 2020 General Elections but have taken a position to remain independent.

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